# Use the data given to find the rate of change, or the salary increase per year. (Hint: compute the slope.)

**Assignment:**

Tom gas just received a new job offer. He is told that his starting salary will be $75,000 per year. He is also told that his salary will probably $83,000 in four years.

We will use this data to try to anticipate his future earnings in any given year.

**Assume that:**

**y =** Tom’s salary amount in dollars **And** **x **= the number of years worked

**Step 1:**

**Use the data given to find the rate of change, or the salary increase per year. (Hint: compute the slope.)**

We are now going to use a line to model Tom’s salary growth. (See 1 illustration)

**Step 2:**

Use the data given and the slope value from **Step 1** to write the slope-intercept form of the line. (See 2 illustration)

**Step 3:**

Based on your equation from **Step 2,** **what will Tom’s salary be in ten years?**

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